Category Archives: Family

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Tip of the Week – No More Telephone Books

I don’t know about you…but I receive a new telephone book that is about 4 pounds every couple of months. I never asked for the books & never use them. I just wish I could just stop the waste. Well now you can! Yellow Pages Goes Green is this awesome new service that allows consumers… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Defrosting Frozen Foods

When defrosting frozen foods, either plan ahead by placing frozen items in the refrigerator overnight or defrost them in the microwave rather then running them under warm water. By doing this, you have the potential to save 50 to 150 gallons of water per month. Greenify your family’s dinner by planning ahead!

Tip of the Week – Refueling Your Boat

With summer right around the corner, lots of people like to enjoy the warm weather by going out on a boat. This can be great fun, but you need to protect the waters. One way is to use a funnel when refueling your water vehicles. This will help to avoid spills.

Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What is Earth Day? Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is an annual celebration of the environment and intended to inspire awareness of & appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Earth Day was initiated in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who started a teach-in to protest… Read More »

Carbon Dioxide Dry Cleaning For Clothes

Traditional dry cleaning of clothes is neither earth-friendly nor human-friendly because it uses a solvent called perchloroethylene, or perc. Perc is such a nasty chemical, it has even been linked to cancer, liver and nervous system damage, infertility, and hormonal disruption. A safer alternative to perc is carbon dioxide dry cleaning. CO2 dry cleaning is… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Oven Baking Time

Greenify your family’s dinners by turning the oven off 10 – 15 minutes before the baking time runs out. By doing this, the food will continue to cook in the already warm oven without using wasting any extra electricity.

Tip of the Week – Turn Off The Water

A simple way to go green now is by turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth or shaving. On average people brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. If you leave the water running during this time you are wasting about 3 gallons in 2 minutes. By turning off the water… Read More »